WELLINGTON COUNTY – The county has unveiled a new online tool that encourages residents to order takeout from local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, notably the latest province-wide lockdown.
ELORA – Centre Wellington councillor Steven VanLeeuwen can keep his seat at the horseshoe, but it appears he will no longer be deputy mayor. Mayor Kelly Linton said he will be introducing a motion to remove and replace VanLeeuwen.
TORONTO – In a school year plagued by near-constant upheaval, students and education workers have been served with yet another major change: a one-month postponement of their annual winter break. On Feb. 11 education minister Stephen Lecce announced the March break will be delayed until April 12.
PUSLINCH – Puslinch Township council approved its 2021 budget on Feb. 10 with a 0.93 per cent increase from last year on the local portion of the tax bill. The budget includes $2.9 million in operating costs and $1.5 million in capital projects.
WELLINGTON COUNTY – A county-wide survey indicates about 68 per cent of businesses have operated continuously throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, while close to 31% re-opened after a temporary closure and just over 1% shut down permanently.
PERTH-WELLINGTON – Local Conservative MP John Nater has new portfolio as opposition critic for middle-class prosperity. Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole announced changes to the Official Opposition’s “shadow cabinet” on Feb. 10
GUELPH - Every secondary and intermediate school in the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) will provide free menstrual products in school washrooms by March with the intention to extend the program to elementary schools and administrative offices as well.
ELORA – University, college and high school students who have been doing online learning at home since September, can now enjoy a safe, welcoming and slightly social environment at the Elora Centre for the Arts to do their work.